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Defining Commitment

Our Mission Statement

"Know the learner and the learning, expecting excellence in both. Accept no excuses, educating ALL with rigor, relevance, respect, and positive relationships."

SMCPS is 18,000 students working with over 2,000 adults -  all committed to learning and growing to become the very best versions of ourselves we can be. We are never satisfied where we are - always striving to be better - mastering a skill, developing a deeper understanding of the forces around us, making a more meaningful impact on others.  We are a force committed to action and excellence.

It is the driver of that sentence, the action verb, “committed” that frames our work.  So we asked, what are our fundamental commitments? The commitments we make to students, to staff, to our schools, to our stakeholders, and ultimately how are we committed to our own sustainability? Because what we do today, we must be able to do tomorrow, next week, next month, and for the years to follow. Because our students enter as toddlers and leave as young adults - we are responsible for their preparation for adulthood - to succeed and contribute meaningfully to their community.

Our students are our future - and when we fully grasp this, commitment to action and excellence must define our work.

Contact Information

Maureen C. Montgomery
Deputy Superintendent of Schools
23160 Moakley Street, 
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-475-5511 ext. 32135